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Kansas police agencies oppose innocence case reviews


August 2, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police agencies in northeastern Kansas are opposing a proposal from the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office to study potential wrongful conviction cases.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree recently sought $162,000 from the Unified Government Board of County Commissioners to create a Conviction Integrity Unit, The Kansas City Star reported . The unit would investigate claims of innocence, prosecutorial misconduct and law enforcement error.

The commission has committed to funding the unit, Dupree said.

Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler, Wyan...

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